Ibram X. Kendi On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Ibram X. Kendi On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with author, professor, activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America:

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Here’s what was discussed with one of today’s most influential voices in anti-racist activism:

  • Black Liberation Theology and varying depictions of Jesus Christ
  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech pushed as the standard live by
  • Anti-immigrant sentiments from ADOS and others embracing a nationalist agenda
  • How the lasting effects of slavery is dividing Black Americans
  • Ibram challenging an African student speaking down on an African-American student
  • His favorite Queens rappers, anthems, and things special about his hometown
  • Euro-American slave trade vs. the African slave trade
  • Right-wing influencer Dinesh D’Souza and reaction to his words
  • Claims of Black/white test score gaps being based on genetic inferiority/superiority
  • How the ’94 crime bill failed Black Americans
  • Distinguishing the differences between “racism” and “racist”
  • Discussion on if an oppressed group can be racist/sexist against a group in power
  • Racists as enablers vs. Anti-racists taking action
  • People attempting to turn the word racist into a slur
  • Ibram’s take on why children should be taught anti-racism at as young an age as possible
  • What people can expect from Ibram’s “Be Anti-Racist” podcast
  • The burden of Black people having to represent the whole race

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